Sr. Principal Material Process Engineer

Northrop Grumman

Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available


TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time


Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider for prime satellite and payload capabilities and directed energy and electronics solutions for national security, military, and civil customers. We are built on a heritage of providing innovative, affordable and reliable aerospace and defense products that our customers rely on to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible.

Northrop Grumman, Strategic Space Systems Division, has an opening for a **Sr. Principal Material Process Engineer** to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, California.

The Sr. Principal Material Process Engineer will be part of the Composite and Non-Metallic Materials Engineering Team and is responsible for providing Materials and Processes support to aerospace hardware production, developing materials, processes, engineering specifications, and performing material evaluations and failure analyses. The successful candidate will collaborate with design engineering, manufacturing, QA, and customers to help deliver high quality, precision aerospace products. Our Senior Non-Metallic Materials Engineer will also investigate opportunities for improving existing materials, processes, equipment, adherence to specifications, and technology for attaining cost reduction and continuous improvement goals.

**Essential Duties and Responsibilities:**

+ Develop and optimize materials for use in engineering design of and/or application in structures, systems and subsystems.

+ Apply principles of chemistry, physics, and material behavior to develop metallic, non-metallic and composite material and processing specifications and fabrication and assembly processes.

+ Develop, analyze and apply material properties and design allowables, engineering processes and quality engineering specifications.

+ Material analysis and failure analysis of components, systems and subsystems, life predictions, and definition of requirements and specifications.

+ Review and approval of subcontractor material processing procedures and Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) submittals. May interface/serve as liaison to subcontractors.

+ Review and approval of supplier and vendor material processing procedures and products. May interface/serve as liaison to suppliers and vendors.

+ Aid with knowledge transfer and mentoring of junior engineers

+ Investigate opportunities for improving existing materials, processes, equipment, and technology.

+ Provide hands-on support to production operations to implement cost reduction and productivity improvement projects.

+ Support prototype trials, materials analysis and performance characterization.

+ Participate in development and improvement of strategic suppliers.

**As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:**

+ Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

+ 401k

+ Educational Assistance

+ Life Insurance

+ Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

+ Paid Time Off

+ Health & Wellness Resources

+ Employee Discounts

This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.

**Basic Qualifications:**

+ Bachelor's Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline plus 9 years of engineering experience OR Master’s Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) plus 7 years of engineering experience.

+ Materials and Process Experience in Composite and Non-Metallic Materials, Special Processes Experience (including composite fabrication, test, coatings, structural bonding or NDT) **OR** Analytical Analysis Experience (SEM/EDX, FTIR, etc.)

+ Proven leadership experience on a project and/or team

+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret Clearance or SCI Access

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Master's degree in Materials Science & Engineering or Chemical Engineering

+ Active SCI clearance

+ Material selection and qualification experience

+ Composite, Metallurgical, and Contamination Control experience

+ Excellent 2-way communication skills (upward and downward)

+ Excellent presentation and writing skills

+ Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interface and collaborate with all levels of employees, customers and leadership

+ Ability and willingness to travel up to 10% domestically and internationally

Salary Range: $114,300.00 - $171,500.00

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

**The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority** . The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 .

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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